As exciting as the win was for us last evening, there was an equal excitment running through Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in LoDo at the noon hour as the Monday Night ESPN crew hosted a special Chalk Talk luncheon to get the fans geared up.
Denver Broncos alumni David Diaz-Infante, Karl Mecklenburg and Ed McCaffrey joined in on a panel discussion moderated by ESPN’s John Seibel who asked them about special Monday night memories in their playing days. It was no surprise that Ed McCaffrey highlighted the first Monday night home opener at INVESCO Field at Mile High against the Giants and he described feeling on top of the world and really connecting with the fans early on, only to have his season end with a broken leg. That, he claimed, paled in comparison the following morning when he learned of the world changing events of September 11th . . . powerful memories.
Overall, the guys all talked about the excitement of a Monday night game and the thrill of truly being the “only game in town that night” and playing in front of their peers.
Hall of Fame great Steve Young ended the panel discussion with some candid commentary on Broncos’ quarterback Jay Cutler, saying that Cutler has done all he personally could have asked of a young quarterback so early in his career.
It was a neat day shared by our Broncos’ corporate partners and the ESPN local administration that was capped off by a very special “Fans Helping Fans” community award given by TEAM ESPN, Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Denver Broncos to long-time community partner Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver–a well deserving community recipient.
Have a great Thanksgiving in Broncos Country